Christian Pastor Sadu Chinna Venkateshwarlu alias Joseph has been arrested by Rachakonda Police, Hyderabad, on charges of raping a woman. He had allegedly raped the 24-year-old victim in January 2020 at Shamshabad and subsequently at his home and other places on multiple occasions. He had also promised to marry her but failed to do so. The case has been registered against Pastor Joseph under sections 376 (2) (n), 493, 417, 420 and 506 of the IPC.
Moreover, his second wife also lodged a complaint against Joseph on charges of harassing her physically and mentally and demanding additional dowry from her and a case under sections 498-A, 323 and 506 of the IPC has been registered at Medipally Police Station. “The case is under investigation,” said B Anji Reddy, Inspector Medipally.
Joseph was running a church at Boduppal of Medipally police limits and also preaching in television programmes.